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Young artists had the opportunity to show their work in a professional setting during an exhibition supported by Bath & North East Somerset Council.

The works of art by young people from secondary schools across the Bath and North East Somerset area went on show to the public in the gallery from Saturday 22 September to Wednesday 3 October 2007.

The exhibition stemmed from a suggestion by the heads of art departments in Bath & North East Somerset’s secondary schools. The participating schools included Broadlands in Keynsham, Chew Valley, Culverhay in Bath, Fosse Way Special School in Norton Radstock, Hayesfield in Bath, Norton Hill in Midsomer Norton, Ralph Allen in Bath and Writhlington in Radstock.

Suzi Bloxham, the Head of Art at Chew Valley, worked at mounting the exhibition with students from her Year 13 Applied Art group. They had been involved in visiting the gallery, measuring and photographing the space and selecting a suitable range of art from across the eight schools to show some of the best works produced by young artists in Bath and North East Somerset, in a range of media and styles.

Peter Spain, Secondary Teaching & Learning Consultant for Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Children’s Services, said: “It has been a very valuable experience for the students as part of their applied art course. The Chew Valley School students have tried to find a suitable mix of artistic styles and media from across the schools which can be exhibited in a coherent show. The decisions were very difficult given the quality of the works submitted."

Mr Spain added: “Bath & North East Somerset Council is grateful to Josie Reed for agreeing to host the showat Chapel Row Gallery and hope friends, families and the wider public will call in to see some high quality art, some of which will be for sale.”

Councillor Chris Watt, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, said: “This exhibition will give the students a fantastic insight into how professional artists and galleries work.

"Bath & North East Somerset Council is delighted that the young people will be able to enjoy this opportunity. People should come along and see if they can spot the next Hockney or Hirst.”

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